The Yvonne Blanc was one of the 2 original cuvées produced at the domaine. Mathieu continued the same high quality work in the vineyard and cellar, but drastically reduced the amount of new oak used for elevage. While most fans of Saumur Blanc know about Brézé, Yvonne Blanc will likely be the first introduction to the whites of La Côte, the exceptional tuffeau terroir along the Loire river in Parnay.
8 parcels in Parnay, Turquant et Montsoreau bordering the Loire, including Le Bourreau, Clos Coin, Les Devants, Chateau Gaillard, and La Vignole.
Clay-limestone soils over tuffeau stones
Vine age5 years to over 80 years
Vineyard size2.5 ha
3 hours of pressing, then settling for 1-2 days in tank. Fermentation on the lees in 225L barrels with native yeasts.
Elevage12 months in barrels (20% new), then assembled for 3 months in steel tanks “en masse” before bottling.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered